Tour Championship. Rory Wins In A Play-Off.

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Rory McIlroy wins the Tour Championship trophy and with it the FedExCup at East Lake Golf Club.

Rory McIlroy came from three shots back to win the TOUR Championship and the FedExCup at East Lake. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Rory carded a final round -6 under par 64 to get into a Tour Championship play-off against Ryan Moore, -6 under 64 today and Kevin Chappell who scored -4 under 66 in the last round. They all finished with -12 under par totals, and the play-off commenced.

1st play-off hole was the par five 18th, which Rory and Ryan both birdied, and Kevin dropped out with a par. They both carded par 5 the second time around. The duel then moved to the par three 16th, which they both scored par. The fourth play-off hole was the par four 16th, which Rory birdied to win the tournament, and the FedExCup.

Rory’s road to the play-off began when he made Eagle two at the par four 16th, pitching in from 137 yards;

“I knew I was right back in the golf tournament.”

“Just to see that ball drop, and everything that’s come together for me this year,  to pull it off was really special.”

“I’ve made it no secret that it’s one of the last things I feel like I had left on my golf CV, and I made it a big goal of mine to win it.”

 “To be here and to win the FedExCup, to play the way I have in the last few weeks to get it done, is very special.”

Ryan made sure Rory had to work hard for his victory;

“I just wanted to make him earn it for that much money at least.”

 “I wanted him to make the putt. It was nice to get up and make it, but you give a great player like him that many opportunities, and he’s going to make one eventually.”

Kevin was the in form player coming into this tournament, and was left wondering what he has to do to win. This tournament  was the fourth time this season he had been runner-up. Losing twice to Jason Day, the No. 1 player in the world, and once to Rory McIlroy. In those final rounds, Kevin’s scores had been 67, 69, 69 and 66.

“I’m proud of the way I fought, it just wasn’t enough.”





Tour Championship. Two Tied at the Top.

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There are two players tied at the top of he Tour Championship leaderboard, Dustin Johnson and Kevin Chappell.

Dustin Johnson and Kevin Chappell will duel it out on Sunday as they will be paired together again for the final round of the TOUR Championship. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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Kevin and DJ are tied at the top of the Tour Championship leaderboard at -8 under par for the tournament, giving them a two shot lead over the field.

Kevin carded -2 under 68 today in his third round, and will give it everything he has to win tomorrow;

“I got nothing to lose, I’m going to go out there and give it all I’ve got, and Dustin is going to play great golf.”

“He’s been in this situation a lot this year, and it will come down to one or two shots.” 

Dustin could have been in a  much stronger position, but his putting is not as good as the rest of his game;

“I like my position, I feel like I’m playing really well.”

“I need to go out tomorrow and do the same thing I did today, and hopefully try to finish off a little better.”

Rory McIlroy,  and Ryan Moore, both returning scores of  -4 under 66 today, are close to the leaders at -6 under par, and share second place.

Rory needs a great result here to have a chance of winning the FedExCup;

“I just need to try and win this golf tournament, and whatever happens after that, happens.”

 “It would just be great to try to win the TOUR Championship, and if the chips fall my way, then so be it.”

Ryan is focused on this tournament, the Ryder Cup pick for the American team is out of his control;

“Completely out of my control.”

“I came here this week to win a golf tournament, and I’m 100 percent focused on that.”


Deutsche Bank Championship. James Hahn Driving Perfection, Shares Lead With Ryan Moore.

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James Hahn hit all 14 fairways, driving perfection to share the lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship, with Ryan Moore, at TPC Boston.

James Hahn hit 14 of 14 fairways leading to a 6-under 65 in Round 1 of the Deutsche Bank Championship. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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James and Ryan carded bogey free first rounds of -6 under par 65 to lead the  Deutsche Bank Championship by just one shot.

James said it was the first time ever he had hit 14 out of 14 fairways, and it was thanks to a swing change he adopted;

“First time I’ve ever done that, feels good.”

“For me, I play better, I swing the club better, I’m more consistent when I keep my pressure on my left foot and continue towards the target.” 

Ryan is playing a lot of golf right now, getting tuned up for the FedExCup

“I like how I’ve been feeling with my game, this is actually the sixth tournament in a row, which I don’t think I’ve ever done in my entire career on the PGA TOUR.”

“I’m getting some positive momentum going into these events.”

“How I’ve been doing it these last few years kind of wasn’t working so I decided to change it up and play a lot more and make a final push and then I know I get a little break.”

“It seems to be working, whatever that decision was.”

Paul Casey, Fabian Gomez, Brian Stuard and Jhonattan Vegas are tied in third place at -5 under par following their opening rounds of 66.

Paul has ex  Luke Donald caddie John McLaren on his bag now, and says early results are encouraging;

“Feeling good about the game, I must admit the way I struck the ball today was reminiscent of how I used to strike it a few years ago.”

“He’s seen and done it all, without question, he brings a lot more to me as a golfer on and off the course in the way we approach it, the way we work, the way he crunches the numbers.”

“We formulate strategies, he talks with (swing coach) Peter Kostis, he talks to my trainer.”

“It’s the complete package. It’s the first time I really feel like I’ve ever had that.”

At the other end of the table is Phil Mickelson, a strange round full of horrendous mistakes, and out right genius recovery flop shots, he eventually signed for a +4 over 75, and gave the crowd full value for their entrance money, and they loved it.



The Barclays. Reed Leads.


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Patrick Reed leads The Barclays after 36 holes at a very tough Bethpage State Park, Black Course, in New York.

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Patrick fired a second round -3 under par 68 to lead The Barclays 50th anniversary event at  Bethpage Black with a -8 under par tournament total;

“It’s just like a major, you go into these Playoff events, they are so important because there are 2,000 points for a FedExCup.”

“You win a major, you get, I think it’s 600. So you know at this point, you have four events, you have to play some really good golf.”

“I feel like I’ve been trending in the right direction. I feel like the game’s been solid. I just need to get it all clicking.”

“It’s golf. You have guys that are going to win in years and you’re going to have guys that aren’t going to win in years.”

“I think this year has been a lot better than last year and the previous years on consistency.”

“That’s a big part that I’ve been working on is to make sure I keep myself into golf tournaments. Not go out and win an event here, and then miss two or three cuts and finish 50th, 40th.

“It’s about consistency; consistently getting in contention, consistently having chances to win.”

“If I keep doing that, I will at some point break through and win hopefully a couple in a row, not just one.”

Rickie Fowler and Emiliano Grillo, both carding -2 under 69 today are tied in second place, two shots back at -6 under par.

For Rickie, it’s all about the mustache;

“I have confidence in myself and my mustache.”

“Let’s have some fun. Something different. Trying to get some MoJo going in the Playoffs.

Ryan Moore, who triumphed at the John Deere, scored a second round -3 under par 68, to hold 4th spot on his own at -5 under par;

“I just feel better this time of year than I have in the past.”

 “A little bit more rested and kind of enjoying playing golf a little bit more.”

“Sometimes I’ve hit this point and I’ve been really worn out and kind of over it a little bit.”

“I can’t hit 7-irons out of this rough, for me it’s all about fairways and give myself opportunities from there.”

“That’s all I’m thinking about right now is getting to the TOUR Championship, because that’s the only way you can win the FedExCup,”

Jordan Spieth started his round with a double-bogey, but came back to card -4 under 67 on the day and is now handily placed just four shots back of the leader at -4 under for the competition, sharing that place with a host of other players, including World number one Jason Day.

Jordan spoke about his indifferent start, in the words of his caddie;

“Let’s find the fairway here, get into rhythm and pretend that didn’t happen.”

 “He said, let’s get two birdies before the turn. Re-setting a goal there, is really key for me to get my mind away from what happened and look forward.”




John Deere Classic. Ryan Moore Wins.

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Ryan Moore wins the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run.

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A -4 under par 67 final round was good enough to give Ryan Moore victory at the John Deere Classic with a -22 under par tournament total, a two shot winning margin;

Ryan put his victory down to caddie J.J. Jakovac, he had not played the tournament since 2009;

“In that two-year break is when I hired J.J.  right after that, a couple years I had not played, and he kind of said to me like, ‘Man, I think that’s a really good tournament for you, in his experience of being here.”

 “I kind of thought about it, you know what, you’re probably right.’So we put it back in the schedule.”

“It was great to have another perspective, he’s a great golfer himself and has a really good understanding of tournament golf.”

“He was a great tournament golfer in college and amateur golf.”

“I played so steady the whole week, but to say at any point today I was comfortable would not be true.”

“I know I got a four- or five-shot lead or something at some point. I actually wasn’t paying attention to that at all, but someone said that afterwards.”

“I like that my body is feeling good this time of year, instead of the other way around.”

“I’ve been in the top 30 going into the Playoffs or in the 30s the last few years, and I haven’t made it to the TOUR Championship.”

“I’ve kind of plateaued a couple weeks before and haven’t played great going into them.”

“That’s a huge victory for me to just feel good.”

“I want to keep getting better. I think I can accomplish great things in this game and I keep trying to make the decisions to help me do that.”

Ben Martin was in second place at -20 under par, a last round -3 under 68 not quite good enough to put any pressure on the leader, he spoke about his FedExCup standing and how his putting made him feel good;

“I came into this week at 121, so I really needed to have a good week to take pressure off next week.”

 “I felt Thursday out there, ‘Man, this is the best I’ve felt all year, standing over the ball, over putts.’ I like the course next week.”

“Hopefully take a little momentum into the Wyndham, and then two weeks from now, the points, four times what they normally are.”

“So my best golf, I feel is coming, and this could be the start of a good run.”

“I was back and forth on the front nine, never got a whole lot going.”

“I think that hitting it tight on 12, and then rolled a good one in on 13, knocked it close again on 14.”

“unfortunately just never gave myself great opportunities on the way in. But yeah, I was happy to be able to bounce back there on the back nine.”

Sharing third place at -17 under par were Whee Kim, -4 under 67 today and Morgan Hoffman who stumbled to a last round of even par 71.


John Deere Classic. Ryan Moore Leads.

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Ryan Moore leads the John Deere Classic after 54 holes at TPC Deere Run.

Ryan Moore finished his round more than 20 minutes after the sunset on Saturday evening. (Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

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Ryan took control of the John Deere Classic with third round -6 under par 65 for a tournament total of -18 under par. He had endured a long day, completing two rounds, both at -6 under;

“It was a long day, it was a lot of golf holes I played today, so to play that solid all day long, I’m very encouraged about it.”

“I think that was 34 holes I played today..”

“It will be nice to get to sleep a little bit tomorrow and be well-rested and just ready to get after it again tomorrow.”

Both Morgan Hoffman and Ben Martin shot -9 under 62,  to pull within a stroke of the leader at -17 under par.

Morgan carded six birdies in  row, from the 11th through to 16th, and said it was very dark when they finished, but the putts were going in;

“It is really dark, and the last few greens are getting really soft and bumpy too, so it was hard to read.”

 “I guess they’re running in right now.”

Ben was also having success with his putting;

“It was one of those days where all the putts were going in.”

 “It would have been nice to get the first five and the last five, but strong start, strong finish.”

After some horrendous rain delays the tournament is now back on schedule, and with so many players in contention tomorrow will be a very exciting finish to this wet and soggy competition.


John Deere Classic. Andrew Loupe Leads.

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Andrew Loupe leads the John Deere Classic . as the first round gets suspended  due to darkness.

Andrew Loupe will complete his first round on Friday at the John Deere Classic. (Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

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Andrew carded first round -8 under par through 14 holes in the suspended opening round of the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run.

At -6 under par are Patrick Rodgers -6 under 65 today, Ryan Moore and Zac Johnson, also with competed rounds of 65, and Tom Gillis who is -6 under through sixteen holes.

Zac just loves this course, especially the putting surfaces;

“I don’t know what it is, but I love the golf course,I love the putting surfaces.”

“I do know the moment I feel like I can take this place down is the moment it can bite me, so I’ve still got to stay focused and keep the pedal down.”

“As far as the start and stop, we’re used to that, that’s not any secret.”

“It happens all the time. There’s days where there’s a 30-minute delay, there’s days where, shoot, it takes 30-some odd hours to play 18 holes.”

“I’m used to it. Relaxed a little bit, ate something, worked out a little bit, that kind of thing, just to stay loose, and then went back at it.”

Patrick had a solid day, apart from a three putt;

“Today was a really solid day for me, I felt like I was very consistent tee to green and gave myself a lot of opportunities to make birdies.”

“My only bogey was a three-putt. My only missed green was in the fringe, so I played really solid golf. There wasn’t a whole lot of opportunities to make mistakes.”

Ryan played well until the bogey at the last hole;

“I was playing well and you hate to drop a shot on the last hole.”

 “I didn’t play the hole well by any means. I didn’t hit any good golf shots. But a good putt can save just about anything, and that’s what happened.”